Babcock, Saab to collaborate on Swedish Navy’s Luleå-class corvettes

UK defense company Babcock has been selected by Swedish company Saab to support the design and development of the Swedish Navy’s new Luleå-class corvettes.


Saab, commissioned by FMV, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, will design four ships for the Swedish Navy.

The new collaboration in naval program delivery follows the Strategic Cooperation  Agreement signed by Saab and Babcock at DSEI in September 2023.

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Babcock and Saab will also work closely together to identify potential export markets for the Luleå design.

“We are proud to take on the mission to start the basic design of the new Luleå-class for Sweden and happy to cooperate with Babcock in this project. This is an important collaboration between Swedish and British shipbuilders, and I am looking forward to a close teamwork to strengthen the Swedish capabilities at sea,” Mats Wicksell, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Kockums for Saab, said.

“This is a hugely important programme for the Swedish Navy, Saab and Babcock. Our collective capabilities in Karlskrona and Rosyth will ensure we deliver a class-leading design for the new Luleå platforms,” David Lockwood, Babcock CEO, said.